KGMS General Meetings
Open to the public.
Portage Senior Center.
320 Library Lane, Portage, MI, 49002
First Tuesday of every month. No meetings in Jan., July or Aug.
6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 meeting starts
KGMS Board Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm in Galesburg at the Grant's Antique Mall Conference Room. 33 W. Battle Creek Street, Galesburg, MI 49053. Meetings are open to any club member also.
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ALL SHOW VOLUNTEERS: Please check in at the information booth each day, when you arrive.
Welcome to KGMS!
The Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society (KGMS) is a friendly group of people that share an enthusiasm for geology. The purpose of the club is to further interest in gems, minerals, geology, paleontology, and the lapidary arts. Each KGMS member has their own unique interest but love sharing what they know with others. What ever your geological fascination you will find good company in the Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society.
Each meeting we cover club business, usually have a presentation or two, maybe some show & tell, talk about any trips coming up and then adjourn. Kids are welcome and will have their own activities during the meeting.
8th Annual KGMS Tailgate Swap
9am - 1pm
Located in the parking lot of the St. Michael Lutheran Church at 7211 Oakland Drive in Portage, Michigan. 1.5 miles south of I-94. Expect LOTS of bargain deals on minerals, specimens, machines, fossils, slabs, jewelry and more! Open to anyone!
We expect more than 34 vendors this year!!
Vendors: If you are interested in being a vendor, just show up on site between 7:30 and 8:30am, no preregistration needed. KGMS members will be on site to help with your space. Vendor fees are just a donation. Vendors must sell items directly related to lapidary or geological subjects. KGMS reserves the right to deny or remove any vendor from the show at any time for any reason they deem fit. If you have a question, please call Dennis at 269-585-0415 or Riff at 269-665-4300
Kalamazoo Rock & Gem Show Committee openings. We are in need of filling some vacant positions on the show committee, if you or anyone you know are interested, please let the show chair know.
Vendor Chair: keeping in touch with vendors, working with them to get contracts signed and helping them with their needs at the show.
Show Information Chair: Manning the information booth during the show, helping direct everyone to the person or place they are looking for, helping new members join.
Decoration committee: ideas and decorations for each show to carry out each different theme, annually.
Earth Science Chair: (new position) this person or persons would help find and organize the earth science are for kids during the show. Organizing local clubs, museums, etc. and having them come setup an educational booth for kids during the event. Helping these earth science vendors with their needs during the show.
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